There are a few tricks to making sure your snickerdoodles end up soft and light.
Tip #1: Make sure your vegan butter and sugar are properly creamed together. With most vegan butters this will only work if your ingredients are at room temperature. So be sure to take your vegan butter out of the fridge at least 2 hours before baking.
Tip #2: Make sure you don’t overwork the dough. Once flour is added, avoid mixing the dough whenever possible. Just mix until everything is combined then stop!
Tip #3: Finally, be sure to chill your dough for at least 30 minutes before scooping and rolling in the spiced sugar. Cold dough bakes slower, which means their centers will be perfectly under-baked when you remove the tray from the oven. The residual heat from the hot baking tray is enough to cook the cookies to that perfect soft bite!